Jer Clarke

I am a human web developer from Montreal and the the technical lead for Global Voices. I am responsible for developing and maintaining our various sites, which mostly run on WordPress.

I've been building websites since 2003 and have spoken about web development and WordPress at events like WordCamp (San Francisco, NYC, Montreal, Toronto, Ottawa) and ConFoo (Montreal).

My rarely updated blog is at jerclarke.org, my photos are on Flickr and my cats are very very soft.

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Latest posts by Jer Clarke

GV Design Refresh 2020 – With Video!

We're launching some small but poignant design changes for Global Voices! In this post you can learn what they are as well as the thinking behind them.

Global Voices Test Post: Formats

A test post demonstrating various post styles and formats, used to ensure everything looks like it should.

Global Voices Test Post: Embeds

This is a test post, please ignore it!

Zoom and Global Voices – Communication and Safety Guidelines

Zoom isn't perfect, but it's the best solution we have right now. Read about our reasoning behind keeping it as tool we use in our work.

Announcing the start of planning for the GV Community Council 2020

We are launching version 0.2 of the Community Council! Learn how it's changed and apply or renew your membership now!

Embedding Tweets on GV: Tutorial video and updated guidelines to stop making translators sad!

Embedding tweets can be confusing but I've created a video tutorial and updated the official Twitter guidelines in the WordPress Posting Guide to make sure it's clear!

New Feature: Post Validation Checklist!

This is a quick post to introduce a new feature being added to the GV WordPress sites: Post validation! Learn how the new system ensures consistent post settings.

Poll results from the Community Council are all online!

On each page you'll find a brief summary of the issue, links to the full issue papers that dig into each issue, and the in-depth results from the accompanying poll.

Facebook Instant Articles: Thou shalt re-scrape thine articles after important edits

TL;DR: If you update a published post the Facebook version will be out of date, so you need to use this Facebook Debugger tool to “re-scrape” your posts if any...

GV is Preserving the Web in Amber and Why That's Great News

TL;DR: Amber will make sure that when we link to something on GV, it will be available for readers in the future via. Archive.org, even if the original URL stops...